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Dexter's Library
Season 4, Episode 2c
Episode name reference to/pun on: None
Dexter's Library
Air date April 25, 2003
Production number 401c
Written by Mark O'Hare
Storyboard by Mark O'Hare
Directed by Don Judge
Chris Savino

Dexter's Library is the third segment of the first episode in season four of Dexter's Laboratory. It aired on April 25, 2003.

In this episode, Ms. Salinger, the librarian of Huber Elementary, steps out of the library to go to a meeting and leaves Dexter in charge. Shortly after, Dexter takes his power as library administrator too far when the children break the most minor rule.


Dexter is walking in the library when he is interrupted by a boy and girl talking to each other. He tells them about the library rules and then takes their library books away. Dexter continues down the aisle and he finds another boy eating his lunch. He takes the apple and the library book away from the boy. Further down, a girl is seen using a stack of library books as a stepladder. Dexter walks toward her and takes the book away, causing the girl to fall.

Dexter pushes the cart to the biggest library shelf and climbs up the ladder to find Green Bacon and Eggs! out of place. He goes to tell Ms. Salinger, and she orders him to put the book back in its proper place. Dexter then rambles about how things would go if he owned the library. His wish comes true as Ms. Salinger tells him that she has to go to a meeting for an hour. Dexter then uses this as an opportunity to turn the library into his own place.

A little girl walks into the library and is scared as three security drones approach her. A boy taps on his library desk which causes some noise, which is against Dexter's new rules. A security drone vacuums him up, the boy is then sent through a series of tubes and cut to pieces in the waste disposal bin. Soon after, the drones go after a lot of other boys that break minor rules, disposing of them in the same way. Dexter watches as Sarah Goldman returns her library book. He orders a robot to go get a book that's age-appropriate for her as Sarah watches her book get burned. The robot lets Dexter know that such a book cannot be found and Dexter slaps the robot. The robot then goes to look for the book Dexter writes down, and it again tells Dexter that his suggested book cannot be found. In a fit of rage, Dexter punches the robot's sensor and goes to look for the book himself.

Dexter finds the right shelf, but sees Green Bacon and Eggs back where it originally was. His frustration echoes around the library and throws the book at another shelf. An avalanche of books starts to form and Dexter watches to his dismay as all of the shelves fall to the floor. Ms. Salinger returns to the library to see the mess Dexter made. Dexter tries to appeal what happened, but is slammed with the "maximum library penalty", where Dexter can only check out four books instead of five. Dexter starts crying and screaming and saying no very loud, which is interrupted with someone off-screen shushing him.



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Cultural References[]

  • The book Green Bacon and Eggs is a reference to Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
    • Dexter saying "I do not like green bacon and eggs!" references Guy-Am-I's line "I do not like green eggs and ham!".
  • At the end of the episode there is a book called Star Wars which is seen with all the books that fall down to the floor.
    • This episode marks another instance of Star Wars being mentioned in Dexter's Laboratory. The first instance took place in the episode "The Big Cheese", where Dexter uses this as his password for entering his laboratory.
    • On that note, Genndy Tartakovsky would later go on to create the micro-series Star Wars: Clone Wars for Cartoon Network.
  • When Dexter confiscates the library books from kids breaking the rules, he bellows "No book for you!" in a similar manner to the Soup Nazi's "No soup for you!" from the 1995 Seinfeld episode named after him.


  • One of the books has the word "Boneology" written on them. The correct term is actually "Osteology", which is the study of human bones.


  • Dee Dee, Mom, and Dad do not appear in this episode.
  • Considering that the students that break the strict rules of Dexter in the library were sent to the waste disposal and clearly, audibly cut into pieces, it could be implied that Dexter killed the students, especially considering that no boys are seen again after being thrown into the waste disposal, implying that they were incinerated or crushed in the machine. It is unknown why Dexter wasn't severely punished, expelled or even arrested because of this.

Production Notes[]

  • Although this episode premiered in the United States on April 25, 2003, it was actually the first episode produced in 2002 along with "Bad Cable Manners" and "Sis-Tem Error", though these are not the first-aired episodes, which aired on November 22, 2002.
    • This episode was finished on August 2, 2002. [1]